Dry Suit Diving

Become a dry suit diver and you can dive comfortably all year, anywhere in the world. It’s the best way to extend your dive season, keep warm and explore cold water dive sites with ease. In this program, you’ll learn all you need to safely and comfortably dive in a dry suit and manage dry suit emergencies. You’ll also earn the SSI Dry Suit Diving Specialty certification.

Facts and Training Standards

As a dry suit diver, you can dive all year, in cold waters and still stay warm. This type of diving opens up a world of opportunities including diving remote Arctic destinations and cold-water dive sites teeming with life, which otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Dry suit diving is also a great way to keep warm on multi-dive days when you don’t want to spend your time getting in and out of a cold wetsuit. The SSI Dry Suit Diver Specialty program is the best way to become a dry suit diver and teaches you all the knowledge and techniques you need to safely and comfortably dive in a dry suit. You’ll learn how to use specialized equipment, like dry suits and BCs, the benefits of dry suits and how to deal with dry suit emergencies – which are unique to this type of diving. Upon completion, you’ll earn the SSI Dry Suit Diving Specialty certification.

Minimum Age for Participation 15
Available as Junior Program Yes
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 6
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 1
Amount of Open Water Dives 2
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 100ft
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 10 - 15 h



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